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Anthropology and Life Itself
ISBN: PB: 9780999157022, University of Chicago Press, HAU, November 2019
250 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In recent years life itself has become a focus of intense thought in anthropological work, spanning concerns as diverse as concepts of life in the biosciences and sovereign power and biopolitics, to a rethinking of the boundaries between human and no...
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£22,50
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Signs of the Americas A Poetics of Pictography, Hieroglyphs, and Khipu
ISBN: PB: 9780226659022, ISBN: HB: 9780226658971, University of Chicago Press, November 2019
288 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 11 colour plates, 31 halftones
Indigenous sign-systems, such as pictographs, petroglyphs, hieroglyphs, and khipu, are usually understood as relics from an inaccessible past. That is far from the truth, however, as Edgar Garcia makes clear in "Signs of the Americas". Rather than be...
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£24,00
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£68,00
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Mythology in Our Language Remarks on Frazer's Golden Bough
ISBN: PB: 9780990505068, University of Chicago Press, HAU, November 2019
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In 1931 Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote his famous "Remarks on Frazer's "Golden Bough", published posthumously in 1967. At that time, anthropology and philosophy were in close contact – continental thinkers drew heavily on anthropology's theoretical terms,...
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£26,50
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Language in Culture The Semiotics of Interaction
ISBN: PB: 9780986132544, University of Chicago Press, HAU, November 2019
380 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 80 halftones
This book offers a rich assortment of some of Michael Silverstein's most important lectures at the University of Chicago over the past forty years, all of which converge on theoretical issues involved in the semiotic, cognitive, and sociopolitical st...
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£15,00
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Phantom Africa
ISBN: PB: 9780857427007, ISBN: HB: 9780857423771, Seagull Books, October 2019
720 pp., 22.8x19 cm, 37 halftones, 3 facsimiles
One of the towering classics of twentieth century French literature, "Phantom Africa" is a singular and ultimately unclassifiable work: a book composed of one man's compulsive and constantly mutating daily travel journal – by turns melodramatic, self...
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£30,00
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£45,00
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People and the Land through Time Linking Ecology and History (Second Edition)
ISBN: PB: 9780300225808, Yale University Press, October 2019
336 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 75 black&white illus.
"People and the Land through Time", first published in 1997, remains the only introduction to the field of historical ecology from the perspective of ecology and ecosystem processes. Widely praised for its emphasis on the integration of historical in...
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£30,00
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Licentious Worlds Sex and Exploitation in Global Empires
ISBN: HB: 9781789141405, Reaktion Books, October 2019
368 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 120 illus., 60 in colour
"Licentious Worlds" is a history of sexual attitudes and behaviour through five hundred years of empire-building around the world. In a graphic and sometimes unsettling account, Julie Peakman examines colonization and the imperial experience puttting...
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£25,00
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Contesting Leviathan Activists, Hunters, and State Power in the Makah Whaling Conflict
ISBN: PB: 9780226657400, ISBN: HB: 9780226657370, University of Chicago Press, October 2019
248 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 22 halftones
In 1999, off the coast of the Pacific Northwest, the first gray whale in seven decades was killed by Makah whalers. The hunt marked the return of a centuries-old tradition and, predictably, set off a fierce political and environmental debate. Whalers...
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£24,00
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£68,00
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Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America's Culture
ISBN: PB: 9780226684444, ISBN: HB: 9780226298993, University of Chicago Press, October 2019
360 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 10 halftones
Who owns the past and the objects that physically connect us to history? And who has the right to decide this ownership, particularly when the objects are sacred or, in the case of skeletal remains, human? Is it the museums that care for the objects...
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£15,00
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£22,50
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Upright Revolution Or Why Humans Walk Upright
ISBN: HB: 9780857426475, Seagull Books, September 2019
48 pp., 21.5x21.5 cm, illustrated in colour throughout
Science has given us several explanations for how humans evolved from walking on four limbs to two feet. None, however, is as riveting as what master storyteller Ngugi wa Thiong'o offers in "The Upright Revolution". Blending myth and folklore with an...
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£14,99
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